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October 11, 2006
Tight Living Quarters for Five
This family has been living in hotel space but is searching for a new place to live following the loss of their Hayter home to a recent fire. From left: nine year old Michealla Dorey, Christa Sherman (30), with nine month old Mathew Dorey on her lap, 11 year old Patrizia Sherman and 40 year old Scott Dorey. Front is five year old Buddy on the floor. Story in this week's paper. ©Provost News Photos.

Family Loses Hayter Home in
Early Morning Blaze
A family of five has been living in hotel space in Provost since their home in Hayter was destroyed by fire.

There were no injuries.

“I just thank God nobody was there, because I don’t think anybody would have made it out” owner Scott Dorey told The Provost News in an interview.

The fire was discovered on Sunday, October 1 at approximately 5:15 a.m while Dorey had his family at his mother’s place in Rosalind, Alberta.

All of their possessions were destroyed in the fire except those they took with them on their trip. “We only had a bag of clothes, a diaper bag and a few toys. That’s it.”

Cause of the fire is unknown but insurance investigators were on the scene on Thursday afternoon, October 5 taking samples from the fire.

RCMP also responded to the fire along with the Provost fire department and the Provost ambulance.

Dorey, who bought the house a year and four months ago manages Stinger Wellhead Protection Canada Inc. in Provost.
The Provost Fire Department spent numerous hours at the residence fighting the fire to ensure it was contained.

“We are all right” said the 40 year old man who moved to Alberta from Nova Scotia over a decade ago. “The firefighters did everything they possibly could. They didn’t know no one was home.”

Renting a hotel room is “pretty rough” with five in the family including a nine month old baby, Dorey says but he’s got a few possibilities for rent to look into. He’s not looking to buy because he’s determined to re-build in Hayter. “It’s a wonderful town.”

Needed most for the family right now is a place to live “to call home . . . the rest I can get” says Dorey. He said he wants to stay nearby because the children are attending the Public School in town. “It’s so hard to find a place.”

He guesses that the value of his house would have been between $125,000 to $140,000.

Full story in October 11 edition of The Provost News.
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Fireman Works 50 Years as Volunteer
Wilf Nett is the longest serving volunteer fireman in Provost—and one of the longest in Alberta.

The 72 year old man recently marked a half century as a member of the local fire department and in an interview with The Provost News, had to stop and look up his own file in the fire hall to check the date. “I thought it was in October . . .”

He joined Sept. 28, 1956.

Complete story, interview, and photos in October 11 edition of The Provost News.
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Local MP Leads NATO Reps
Story in October 11 edition of The Provost News.
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Street Spokesman
This week we ask : "What Does Quebec Want From Confederation?" (asked in Quebec City)
. . . and we heard opinions from Rick Whiting, Susan McElhinney, Barry Johnstone, Corrine Stupka, and Jay Im.
Check out the October 11 edition of The Provost News for their answers.
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